The crowd could hardly contain their excitement.
Yep... this happened.
Yes, we have rules (blah, blah,blah, blah, blah).
1. Your melon serves as the sole frame, and axles must go through the melon with nothing else in between.
2. For once, gravity is your friend, and the only means by which your fruity vehicle may be propelled. This means no engines/springs/magnets/pushing, etc. as it advances down the sloped course.
3. If you choose to be a rebel and not follow the rules, you can still participate, but you will not be eligible for the major award. We don't know what that is yet, since we had no finishers last year, but we're pretty sure it will be major. And awesome.
One of last year's crowd favorites, the MelonDerby, is back for 2016 and sure to be better than ever. Start planning now for your winning entry!
Dresden Melon Festival
Mrs. Melon Head just before her face plant.
Ohhhh..... the carnage!
This was most unfortunate.
Some trash talk prior to the inaugural heat.
Cheaters are dealt with accordingly.